By DENNIS WYATT
The friendship between Frank Alvarado and Katie McKenzie almost seemed destined – both of whom are the children of best friends and spent their formative years within arms reach of one another.
Summer nights, teens, The Patio Drive-In, and Yosemite Avenue were all made for cruising.
LATHROP – There are signs that the real estate home sales in Lathrop may be on the way to a rebound.
Tuesday's Manteca Unified School District meeting was the last for John McKillip in the role of senior director of student services and special education.
The recent budget cuts forced the Manteca Unified School District to close down the Sequoia Annex and Lathrop Annex.
Additional looming budget cuts driven by the wobbling economy and the state swiping a chunk of Manteca's local tax receipts is prompting a revision to the VIPS program before it is even rolled out.
LATHROP – Former mayor Gloryanna Rhodes said Lathrop should roll out the red carpet for prospective businesses the way Manteca is doing.
Federal dollars through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will help Manteca hire or retain four police officers for the next three years.
Future Spreckels Park and Manteca Commerce Park firms could benefit from those portions of Manteca being included in one of 42 state-sanctioned enterprise zones throughout California.
Here's a shocker.
Come Memorial Day nothing would please the Manteca Chamber of Commerce more than to see their 2,400 flags augmented by 22,600 flags citywide.
LATHROP – A Stockton man driving a white Nissan pickup was killed Monday after being struck by an Altamont Commuter Express train.
You'll find scores of low to moderate income rentals – and some owner occupied homes - tucked behind existing houses and off alleys in central Manteca.
LATHROP – During the real estate boom as recently as the beginning of Y2K, Lathrop City Council study sessions were held practically every other week to facilitate developments that were on the pipelines.
One more Eagle Scout is expected to take flight soon with the completed construction of a new, mostly steel Santa's House that will be used during the Christmas season at the corner of Yosemite Avenue and Main Street in downtown Manteca.
LATHROP – Another 50 jobs are coming to Lathrop.
A CVS Pharmacy used drug collection receptacle has been mounted permanently into the floor of the Manteca Police Department's front lobby for the convenience of the public, according to Capt. Charlie Goeken.